Waldy & Bendy - the Podcast

April 26 2020

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Picture: The Sunday Times

Posted by Bendor Grosvenor

I'm doing a new podcast for the Sunday Times with Waldemar Januszczak, the broadcaster and art critic. It's called Waldy and Bendy's Adventures in Art. Each week we discuss something meaty, like 'was Leonardo actually any good?', recommend some cultural things for you to do during the lockdown, and fantasise about building our own private lockdown collections.

This week we've been discussing Caravaggio, and also, in an interview with the Wallace Collection director Xavier Bray, wonder how museums are coping during the enforced closure (answer, not especially well, from the all-important financial point of view). Xavier wonders if entrance fees might even have to be reintroduced, such is the hit to the bottom line.

Each episode is free to listen to, but you have to go onto the Sunday Times website. Click on the photo of me and Waldemar to play the podcast. 

About twenty years ago I remember bumping into Waldemar at a Christie's South Kensington viewing, when I was just starting out in the art game. I thought then he was brilliant, both as a writer and a presenter, and told him so. I still think he's brilliant, and can't quite believe we're doing a podcast together.

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